chanteoiowan:

edcynic:

Sometimes I see photos like this and am like, “No, they’re fucking stretch marks.” Are you really coming to terms and embracing your body imperfections if you have to call them “rad lighting bolts”? I find it sort of juvenile.

It’s almost as if they’re justifying what their body does naturally to make it seem like a special occourance.

Yes.

chanteoiowan:

edcynic:

Sometimes I see photos like this and am like, “No, they’re fucking stretch marks.” Are you really coming to terms and embracing your body imperfections if you have to call them “rad lighting bolts”? I find it sort of juvenile.

It’s almost as if they’re justifying what their body does naturally to make it seem like a special occourance.

Yes.

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This will always be my fave blooper.

(Source: mishawinsexster)

I looked at Sarah's blog and it's filled with MMers in crisis asking for help after following her directions, yet she just repeats the same info to each!! Idk the point of this message but omg am I glad I went about recovery a different way than MM

from secretlifeofbea


Yeah, it’s pretty crazy. 

You're being a real bitch about this whole stretch mark thing. Just because you're skinny doesn't give you the right to judge the vocabulary other people use to talk about their bodies. Your opinion isn't that important. If you have nothing constructive to stay, just stay out of it.

from Anonymous


edcynic:

You must think highly of yourself if you think yours is more important than mine. 

It was an opinion I posted. People took personal offense because they are too sensitive. 

I could say “Purple sweaters are ugly” and whiney bitches like you would message me and say, “PEOPLE CAN WEAR PURPLE SWEATERS IF THEY WANT!” Like, obviously. But that won’t stop me from saying purple sweaters look fucking ugly.

Now literally STFU.

I also want to interject here that my weight has literally nothing to do with anything, given that I have plenty of stretch marks on my thighs and boobs. 

This also implies that if I were fat, I would absolutely have a right to “judge to vocabulary” other people use about their own bodies. 

This also assumes the only reason I have this opinion is because I am thin, which is not the case, because even if I were fat, I would still think it was fucking stupid. 

Also I find it funny that for a community that is so adamantly against appropriating illnesses and minimizing struggles, they're willing to call perfectly harmless marks lightning scars which could "trigger" (since everyone's so fond of that word) people who may have trauma and scars from actually being struck by lightening. (Not that I think this would actually be a problem, but if lightening strike victims acted like the tumblr ED community... It would.)

from Anonymous


I think that is a stretch, but I get your point.

Call them "lightning scars" if you want to. If it makes you feel better, okay. But realize that by avoiding calling them what they are, you're not fully accepting them. If you still feel ashamed to call them stretch marks, then you're perpetuating the idea that stretch marks are something to be ashamed of. I mean, don't we tell people to grow up when they're disgusted about using the proper terms for genetalia? "Fear of a name only increases the fear of the thing itself." -Harry Potter

from Anonymous


THIS!!!!!!!!!!

This stretchmark thing is stupid like wait, people are getting butthurt over an opinion? You never said they couldnt call stretchmarks lightning bolts? You just said they were juvenile. Like. Move on with your life and continue to call your body parts whatever you want. Another persons opinion doesnt matter. Everyone chillllllllll~

from milky-witch


Exactlyyyyyyyy. Thank you.

Y'know, I really used to have a lot of respect for you AND this blog that you run, but I lost some of that respect today. Sure, I respect your grip on reality, your straightforward, factual information, and I respect and appreciate the fact that you are anti-pro-ana. But when you cross over into feeling the need to insult others or put them down because they do something that makes them feel better about themselves, or raises self-esteem, I feel like that's nothing but unkind.

from kismetics


kismetics:

edcynic:

Omg, I literally am over everyone’s whiney hysterics. Feel free to unfollow and good riddance.

I already unfollowed.
I’m not here to whine at you anyway, I’m not even mad or personally offended. At best, disappointed and mildly frustrated. I don’t refer to my stretch marks as anything but stretch marks but if someone likes to call them their “lightning bolts” or “stripes” I would view that as a form of self-love, pride, or even humor.
Not a reason to bash someone or to personally ridicule them and say they’re acting like a child. That’s all.
In any case I don’t have any more to say.

Haha, omg.

Y'know, I really used to have a lot of respect for you AND this blog that you run, but I lost some of that respect today. Sure, I respect your grip on reality, your straightforward, factual information, and I respect and appreciate the fact that you are anti-pro-ana. But when you cross over into feeling the need to insult others or put them down because they do something that makes them feel better about themselves, or raises self-esteem, I feel like that's nothing but unkind.

from kismetics


Omg, I literally am over everyone’s whiney hysterics. Feel free to unfollow and good riddance.

Why unfollow someone (or 5 people) just because their stretch marks are shaped a certain way, or because they have stretch marks?

from Anonymous


FIVE PEOPLE UNFOLLOWED ME, NOT THE OTHER WAY AROUND.

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